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Enlightened, Artipelag Konsthall’s major autumn exhibition, comprises selected works featuring electric light by some of the world’s most influential artists. The exhibition is a visual and intellectual voyage through the art of the 1960s to the present day, and an impressive display of various lighting techniques.

In the 1960s, the concept of art was expanded in different ways and came to encompass all types of materials. Light bulbs and fluorescent lights became media that today are part of art’s repertoire. Enlightened is an attempt to demonstrate this shift, from the 1960s to the present day, utilising selected, central artworks. Light is here given physical form and is employed to expand the spatiality of the art gallery. The light should interact with the viewer but it should also be regarded on a conceptual level. It often gives expression to political, ideological and social ideas, which exist in parallel with artistic concepts. In this way, one can refer to early predecessors and, at the same time, create entirely new expressions.


– Electric Light as the Fairy of Art

27 October 2012 – 20 January 2013

Press preview: Thursday 25 October at 11am – 1pm, including a light lunch.

CURATOR: Bo Nilsson, Artistic Director, Artipelag Konsthall

ASSISTANT CURATORS: Frida Andersson, Jessica Höglund and Magnus Jensner.

ARTISTS: Christian Andersson, Christian Boltanski, Joseph Beuys, Monica Bonvicini, Angela Bulloch, Tracey Emin, Spencer Finch, Dan Flavin, Sylvie Fleury, Felix González-Torres, Hans Haacke, Mona Hatoum, Jeppe Hein, Jenny Holzer, Joseph Kosuth, Annika Liljedahl, Bertrand Lavier, Mario Merz, Isamu Noguchi, Otto Piene, Jason Rhoades, Günther Uecker and Dan Wolgers.

CATALOGUE: A richly illustrated catalogue will be published in conjunction with the exhibition, designed by Ida Wessel, BankerWessel.

PRESS CONTACT: Samuel Lind,, +46 72 244 22 37